Xealots: Defying the Gravity of Normality [NOOK Book]

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We thirst for purpose, clarity, fulfillment and direction in our lives. How do we go about sorting through all the self-help books, talks and seminars? The common, normal solutions to navigating life are focused on strengths, gifts, and passion. The reality is quite contrarian to what seems to make sense. The revelations is found in the divine fingerprints of all that we are: our life story, what energized and de-energizes us, our rhythms, and ...
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Xealots: Defying the Gravity of Normality

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Overview

We thirst for purpose, clarity, fulfillment and direction in our lives. How do we go about sorting through all the self-help books, talks and seminars? The common, normal solutions to navigating life are focused on strengths, gifts, and passion. The reality is quite contrarian to what seems to make sense. The revelations is found in the divine fingerprints of all that we are: our life story, what energized and de-energizes us, our rhythms, and even our pain and weaknesses. It’s a different way of approaching clarity of life.

At the heart of this book is the understanding that a life filled with passion is radically different than what many of us have been taught. Often it’s not in the how do we find life but a commitment to a passionate pursuit. Neurologically, if we ask the question how our brains can’t tap the new domains, our brains resorts to typical default solutions that are often inadequate. The way to live life to its fullest is found in abnormal rhythms and principles, that have the tension of questions more than answers. It’s a place where strategy is important but an ethos where relationships trump vision. The way we are invited to live life to its fullest is found with a contrarian set of beliefs, values and questions. It’s not about quick fixes and simplistic “solutions.”.

God works through our weaknesses and our failures. Real vision is found through relationships with God and with other people. Obedience is better than passion. These contrarian concepts have been presented and tested in many business and non-profit settings, including Willow Creek’s Leadership Summit where Dave gave a keynote address.

The tone of this book was established as Dave thought about what he would want to share with his four third culture children and future leaders. It was Dave’s heart that they would walk a life where they experienced life to it’s fullest, exploring the new and old domains of world that is constantly changing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310558675
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 928,690
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Dave Gibbons is crazy about his beautiful, misfit family in New York City, Irvine, Los Angeles, Southeast Asia, China, India, Seoul, Mexico City, London, and Brazil. He’s a creative, futurist, activist, and strategist.  Dave serves as an adviser to artists, business persons, and community development specialists throughout the world. He also is the Lead of a global alliance of churches and networks. He is the author of the award-winning book on culture and leadership, The Monkey and the Fish, and of XEALOTS.  You can learn more about the XEALOT life at XEALOT.net and davegibbons.tv. Follow Dave at http://twitter.com/davegibbons

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  • Posted October 19, 2014

    This Is A "MUST READ" and "VALUABLE" Insight

    This Is A "MUST READ" and "VALUABLE" Insight If You Are Willing To Take Action & Get Involved with Your
    Community "Outside" of the Norms, and have a Meaningful Effect on Re-Shaping Our Culture!
    Warning !!  Only for Risk-Taker's Who Believe and are Actively Involved in Seeing That Happen.
    Not Just Words - True, Honest, Geniune, Active, INVOLVEMENT !

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